Sheffield Wednesday man stars at international level as World Cup bid starts well

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Sheffield Wednesday’s Di’Shon Bernard was a key player for Jamaica as they got off to a solid start in their bid to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Bernard is still an Owl at this point in time, however there are question marks over his future as he heads into the last three weeks of his current contract at Hillsborough – Danny Röhl, of course, is very keen to keep him on board.

It’s going to be a busy month for the 23-year-old as he and the Reggae Boyz play qualifying games as well as the Copa America, and that’s on top of him having to weigh up his options for the future amid what will no doubt be a plethora of interest.

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But the prospect of it all isn’t affecting his game, and on Thursday he put in a very tidy showing in Kingston as Jamaica beat Dominican Republic 1-0 at Independence Park, his side getting the win thanks to a goal from Shamar Nicholson.

Bernard had more touches than any other player on the pitch (71), and was a strong performer in the heart of defence as he played the full game in the Jamaican capital. He started alongside two former Owls in Michael Hector and Michail Antonio, who both also played their part in the victory.

Next up is a trip to Dominica on Sunday for their second WCQ as they look to try and go top of Group E, after which attentions will turn to their Copa America opener against Mexico on June 23rd.

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